Celebrating the best of British breeding

By: Horse Deals

Celebrating the best of British breeding
Celebrating the best of British breeding

Breeders of some of the leading British horses celebrated at the annual Breeders Awards in London, organised by the British Horse Foundation.

Among those recognised were breeders of best of the youngsters in the 2012 Futurity and the best British bred young horses in the three main disciplines.

The highlight of the evening was the South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Meritoire which was awarded to long-time breeder and trainer David Pincus of Sheepcote Stud.

"I was very pleased to receive this award on behalf of Sheepcote Stud, where we made the decision some years ago to ride and compete only home-bred horses, which in itself brings it limitations, but also its rewards and it is satisfying that it has been noticed we do quite a good job.

"To breed one grand prix horse is an achievement, but to breed three or four as we have at Sheepcote, it is a big achievement for our family".

Award winners included Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud and Sarah and Alice Oppenheimer from Headmore Stud who collected young horse awards from British Dressage for Woodlander Farouche and Headmore Wimoweh.

Woodlander Stud also took home a number of Futurity awards.

Brendon Stud and Horse Deals’ columnist Shirley Light took home another young horse award from British Showjumping for her talented mare Sussex Caretino.

Several small breeders also received awards including dressage rider/owner Aram Gregory who bred the yearling Futurity award winner, Timolin and Sharon Bishop who bred Parkfield Quintessential, the four-year old British Eventing Young Horse Award winner.

The British Equestrian Federation Olympic Award to the Highest Placed British Bred Horses in Equestrian Team GB at the Olympics went to Tripple XIII, bred by his rider, Ben Maher, Miners Frolic, bred by Maurice Pinto and ridden by Tina Cook and Opposition Buzz, bred and owned by Rosemary Search and ridden by Nicola Wilson.

For full results visit www.bef.co.uk